EU sheepmeat imports increase by 15% in 2022
Darren Carty
The European Commission has released final figures for 2022, which show the volume of sheepmeat imported increasing to 156,045t.
24 March 2023 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow scheme, weather and farm buildings
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 News
Urgent action needed as sheep crisis deepens – IFA
Sheep farmers supports must be built to €30/ewe to sustain this low-income vulnerable sector, the IFA sheep chair has said.
Tillage podcast: tillage readers make a difference, grain prices falling
On this week's show we talk about how tillage readers made a difference for the sector and Darren Carty talks about integrating systems.
23 March 2023 News
Department invests €150,000 to upskill private advisers in organic farming
The investment will provide for two specialist organic advisers within the ACA, Minister Pippa Hackett said.
23 March 2023 News
Farmer Writes: latest stories from the lambing shed
The rare miraculous victory during lambing is matched by plenty of failures, writes Derek Robinson.
22 March 2023 Farmer Writes
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
Weekly news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in Northern Ireland
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Sheep trends: Ramadan demand adds another 20c/kg
Factories have been keen to maximise throughput this week, with reports indicating that tight supplies is forcing them to work harder to secure sales.
22 March 2023 Markets
Sheep mart prices: hoggets averaging €100 over the weight
The trade in marts has been described as steady this week by most mart managers.
22 March 2023 Markets
Hogget quotes increase by 20c/kg
Purchasing for the Ramadan festival is in peak flow this week with factories increasing quotes by 20c/kg to entice higher numbers forward.
22 March 2023 Markets
Sheep Management: weather challenges, grass tetany and mastitis
Torrential rainfall in recent days has compounded challenges facing farmers lambing ewes or drafting hoggets from outdoor finishing systems.
22 March 2023 Management
ICSA frustration at lack of supports for sheep sector
At a crisis meeting organised by the ICSA in Carrick-on-Shannon, frustration at the lack of support from the Department boiled over.
22 March 2023 News